In July 2020, Kevin Morrison, former assistant coach at UW, was diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Kevin is now unable to work and his wife, Heather, is now responsible for taking care of Kevin, their four children (all under age 11!), and providing for their household. In support of the Morrison family the UW Huskies “Morrison Strong” game is raising awareness for young-onset dementia as well as raising funds for the Morrisons, with a portion of all ticket sales going to the family. Kevin’s condition is rapidly declining, and he is currently in stage 6 of 7 – severe dementia.
Kevin Morrison is 50 years old and was officially diagnosed with Stage 6 Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s in July 2021. He, his wife Heather, and their 4 children - 11 year old son Jayce and 8 year old triplets Jaylen, Myles, and Mya - reside in San Diego, CA. The Morrison family doesn’t know exactly how much time they have together, and living with this diagnosis has been completely overwhelming and devastating for the Morrison family emotionally, physically and financially. Kevin and Heather struggle with the prospect that Kevin will miss out on their children’s major life achievements, graduations and athletic accomplishments. Heather struggles with what the future holds and figuring out how to provide for and raise their 4 beautiful children without the role of their father.